Pat Cadigan. Cody. (trsf: The Best New Science Fiction)

Cadigan has a much longer story than the others in the volume, and makes the most of it. It’s sort of cyberpunk as it might happen now, as opposed to the cyberpunk as we imagined it in the 80s.

It’s grim and realistic, as we follow Cody, who is a courier. Thing is, he’s carrying data in his brain, which has had memories removed to make space for that package. Unfortunately for him, there are people other than the intended recipient who are interested in getting hold of that data, which opens up a world of pain for him. It’s gritty and noiry and an engrossing read.

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